After several devastating wildfire seasons, it’s clear the pace of forest restoration in Colorado must increase. Six million acres of our forests urgently need restoration.
Poor forest conditions have caused uncharacteristically large and severe wildfires as well as insect and disease epidemics. These conditions pose an ongoing wildfire risk, threatening lives, property, wildlife habitat and forested watersheds that filter and supply drinking water for most Coloradans. Conditions are expected to get worse as Colorado gets hotter and drier.
At The Nature Conservancy, our long-term vision is to restore Colorado’s forests to a more resilient and healthy condition, preserving wildlife habitats, ensuring clean drinking water, and providing recreational and many other benefits for people long into the future.
Learn more about how we are restoring Colorado's forests:
The Pikes Peak Fire Learning Network is tackling forest restoration using prescribed fire.
Colorado has approximately 50 native species of trees, but there are several that stand out as hallmarks of the state’s picturesque views.
The Nature Conservancy and partners are restoring the forests that provide more than two-thirds of Colorado's drinking water.
Learn how we're using safe, scientifically-designed burns to protect Colorado's forests.